Practical And Creative Virgo Tattoo Guide – Ideas, Meanings and Inspiration ♍

October 22, 2021by Milena Petrovic

Virgo tattoo guide is dedicated to the sixth sign in the zodiac, also known as the maiden.

Historically, the Virgo zodiac sign is represented by the goddess of wheat and agriculture.

This female mythical creature speaks to Virgo’s deep-rooted presence in the material world.

Virgos are logical, practical, and systematic in their approach to life.

This earth sign is a perfectionist at heart and isn’t afraid to improve skills through diligent and consistent practice.

Virgo is governed by Mercury, the messenger planet of communication, which gives Virgo the ability to deal with information like a computer, making sense out of data clusters.

The earth trait grounds Virgos, helping them be stable friends, always wanting to help.

They are kind, gentle, and supportive loved ones who use their incredible intellect and resourcefulness to problem-solve

If you want to dedicate a Virgo zodiac tattoo to close person in your life, or you want it to represent yourself and your character, there are many symbols to choose from.

Many go for the Maiden, a beautiful female face with earthy elements around her.

However, you can also use the glyph, the planet, its zodiac flowers and gems to allude to your Virgo personality trait you resonate most with.

How to go about it?

Here we’ll get into the details of all things Virgo tattoos and how to get the best out of your Virgo art.
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Quick overview

Virgo Tattoo Elements

Element: Earth
Planet: Mercury
Virgo constellation
Color: brown
Flowers: buttercupe, chrysanthemums
Gemstones: blue sapphire
The virgin

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Zodiac Symbol

The Glyph

Virgo glyph ( ) draws a big different difference from many other zodiac signs in having its symbol a maiden and not an animal.

The glyph for Virgo is the letter M with a swirled loop at the bottom right corner.

The main interpretation of the loop is that it represents 3 different paths, all of which circle back to the beginning – just cycle of life.

Other interpretations include the symbol being the M for the maiden, and the loop the symbol for chastity.

It has also been suggested that the loop is symbolic of a women’s legs being crossed.


An earth sign’s motto: “Actions speak louder than words.”

Virgo is ruled by the earth element, alongside Taurus and Capricorn.

In their position they are mutable, which means the earth element has least impact on them.

Virgos still take a systematic approach to life and they value truth, knowledge and justice.

As the mutable (aka most adaptable) sign of the earth bunch, Virgos actually have some traits that feel more air sign-esque.

Still, they do share some of the materialistic traits of Taurus and are very connected to nature with their stability and deep roots.
Zodiac Flower

Buttercup, chrysanthemum

Virgo has two astrological birth flowers that align most with its values – buttercup and chrysanthemums.

Buttercup is the zodiac flower that denotes the sense of stability and fineness.

This goes well with Virgo people as they are observant, analytic and calm by nature.

Buttercups may be wild flowers that grow in even the most unkempt fields but like a Virgo, they bring a natural sense of order and connote a sense of stability and neatness.

On the other hand, colorful chrysanthemums are a sweet and refined flower in lucky colors of green and white associated with Virgo.

Blue sapphire

Blue sapphire is the modern birthstone for Virgo.

What blue sapphire manages to amplify in Virgos is focus and clarity, its signature traits.

The mental clarity provided by this precious blue gem radiates truth, honesty and loyalty.

Furthermore, blue sapphire represents the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom.

More commonly known as a stone of learning, it offers strength of intellect and laser focus.


Each astrology sign has a symbol that’s associated with the mythology surrounding the constellation that bears the same name.

In ancient times, Virgo constellation was associated with a winged woman carrying a sheaf of wheat.

It has always attracted much attention, as it’s the second-largest constellation. For this reason it got the nickname of “Queen of the Sky”.

The Virgo the Maiden was recognized as a Great Goddess who was linked to virginity, purity, fertility, agriculture, and the harvest.

The ancient Greeks associated constellation Virgo with Demeter, their goddess of agriculture, and Persephone, Demeter’s virgin daughter.
Ruling planet


Mercury is the ruling planet of Virgo zodiac sign.

The natural ruler of Virgo is also the ruler of Gemini. In Gemini this planet gives it’s communication-focused side.

In Virgo Mercury then brings out it’s analytical side.

The reason for that is the earth element in Virgo that gives it stability, practicality and highly-observant energy.

As the planet of timing and scheduling, Mercury’s influence in Virgo shows up in their keen eye for detail.


Virgo is one of the 12 zodiac constellations, first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.

Virgo is the second largest constellation in the sky. The only constellation larger in size is Hydra.

The Constellation of Virgo depicts a maiden, the only female form in the zodiac, holding a sheath of wheat.

Virgo constellation lies in the southern sky and it contains Spica, one of the brightest stars in the night sky.

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Having been in the tattoo business for years, I decided to combine it with my other passion – astrology to create a custom zodiac tattoo design project for my fellow spiritual people. Here I write about amazing zodiac tattoos I find online and analyze the meanings.

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